The Institute for Society, Landscape, and Ecosystem Change (ISLEC)

Funding Year: 2008-2009

The ISLEC research working group allowed faculty from across CSU to combine their expertise to address complex land-use problems such as deforestation, urbanization, the wildland/urban interface, desertification, and land degradation. Scientists use many tools including social and ecological computer modeling techniques and geographical information systems to better understand past and present land-use to predict future implications for both humans and ecosystems.

Principal Investigators:

  • Kathleen Galvin, Department of Anthropology
  • Chris Fisher, Department of Anthropology